Tagged: America

Busing And Affirmative Action in 1975 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NPR: National Town Meeting – Equality and Excellence – October 23, 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection The 70s were an interesting year in the history of the Civil Rights Movement. Many felt the strides made in the early 1960s had...

Courting The Youth Vote In The 70s – Walter Cronkite – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Walter Cronkite News and Analysis – October 24, 1979 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection When the 26th Amendment to the Constitution went into effect in July of 1971, everyone thought the flood gates of the new voter bloc would open and...

William Green On The State Of American Labor In 1938 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for audio Player – William Green – Address to 58th Convention of AF of L – October 3, 1938 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection The state of Labor in America in 1938 was in turmoil to a degree. Strikes at Auto plants and Mines turned...

Manhattan Transfer – Live In Basel, Switzerland 2006 – RIP: Tim Hauser – Nights At The Roundtable: Tribute Edition

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Manhattan Transfer w/The BBC Big Band – Live In Basel, Switzerland – November 8, 2006 – AVO Basel More bad news tonight. It was learned earlier today that Tim Hauser, one of the founding members of Manhattan Transfer had died earlier...

T’was The Season – Bombs, Balls And Strikes – October 2, 1949

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio – Voices & Events – Week ending October 2, 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A busy week, this first one of October in 1949. Strikes were on the agenda – the Steel Industry was hit with its first...

Labor Day 1941 – Sept. 1, 1941

Click on the link here for Audio Player – President Roosevelt – Labor Day Message – September 1, 1941 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection As a reminder that, even though today is a holiday, it’s because of the efforts of labor and the struggles of those workers to achieve fair...

Trouble Comin’ Every Day – Five Nights In Watts – August 11-17, 1965

Click on the link here for Audio Player – KMPC-AM – 2-Way Communications – Watts Riots – August 11-17, 1965 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Forty-nine years ago this week, an L.A. suburb called Watts exploded in five nights of violence and mayhem – and the whole country paid attention....

Pundits Weigh In – August 7, 1974

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Edward P. Morgan – Herbert Kaplow Commentaries – August 6-7, 1974 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection As speculation reached fever-pitch on this August 7th, 1974, over whether or not Richard Nixon would resign or go through the impeachment process, commentators and...

The Eastman School Symphony And Howard Hanson Play Music Of Norman Dello Joio – 1953 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Click on the link here for audio player – America’s Composers – Eastman School Symphony, Dr. Howard Hanson, cond. – March 9, 1953 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Mid-Century Americana this weekend, but way of The Eastman School Symphony, conducted by Dr. Howard Hanson and featuring two movements from the...

A Few Words From Percy Mayfield – 1969 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Interview with Percy Mayfield – Barry Hansen with Art Rupe – Specialty Records Offices -May 13, 1969. There are probably not that many people around now who are familiar with the name Percy Mayfield. But the name Percy Mayfield is synonymous...